Community-based Theatre Facilitator Training

Sign up for Fall 2017!
November 14th & November 21st Intensives
Location: Centre for Social Innovation – Regent Park
585 Dundas Street E., Toronto

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Fee: $225 for both days or $120 for one day – SAVE 15% when you register by September 30!

Join one or both of our upcoming train-the-trainer workshops this coming Nov, 2017. No previous theatre experience is required.

We incorporate a very hands-on approach to our train-the-trainer workshops and encourage our participants to jump right in and to learn-by-doing. The result? A very fun and interactive learning experience where you will get to experiment, try new things, and even collaborate in the creation of community-based art for social justice.

This spring we will be hosting two intensive train-the-trainer workshops that can be taken either separately or together:

Tuesday, Nov 14th, 2017 (10AM-4:30 PM): Games, Images, and Group-building

In this one-day workshop, participants will experience the basics of community-based artistic practice. We will employ a fusion of techniques beginning with games, activities and theme exploration as derived from the Theatre of the Oppressed. The day will culminate in the collective exploration of Image Theatre, a fundamental building block of our work.

Tuesday, Nov 21st, 2017 (10AM-4:30 PM): Community-based Creation and Performance

IMG_0337On the second day of this workshop series, we will delve deeper into an exploration of collective theatre creation, Forum Theatre, and community-based performance. Come prepared to have fun, make art, examine challenging social questions, and to move around a lot.

Come and join us for one or both days of experiential learning, skill building, creation, and fun!

Fee: $225 for both days or $120 for one day – SAVE 15% when you register by September 30!



Sara Escott has over 15 years of experience in popular theatre creation, direction and facilitation. She is co-artistic director of In Forma Theatre. She has a BFA in Theatre Direction from York University and a Masters of Education from OISE/University of Toronto.

Adam Perry has an expertise in developing and using theatre as a tool for community development and participatory qualitative research. He is co-artistic director of In Forma Theatre. He has a PhD in Adult Education and Community Development from OISE/University of Toronto.

Here is a video from our intergenerational community-based theatre project in Rexdale: STAR.

Our 2012 8-week forum theatre class culminated in the public performance of the collectively created play, Gravy Pains.


In Forma Theatre offers workshops ranging from half-day to multiple day training programs. These hands-on workshops are designed to provide participants with the tools to facilitate image and forum theatre in their own communities, groups or classes. These fun and experiential workshops use a number of popular theatre techniques to demonstrate how the practice of participatory theater can be used for conflict transformation, theme exploration, group development and fun.

Please Contact us if you would like to be notified of our upcoming workshops as they are announced.